Coaching Deaf Swimmers Workshop

Deaf swimmers in the pool

This workshop supports swimming teachers and coaches to ensure deaf young people are fully included in swimming activities. Teachers and coaches will learn how to make small & simple changes to make activities deaf-friendly and develop confidence communicating with deaf children and young people. Teachers will also learn basic British Sign Language and lots of swimming specific signs.

Training will cover:

  • The impact of deafness on young people
  • Communication methods
  • How to adapt your activities
  • Tips for welcoming deaf children
  • Guidance on engaging with deaf children in your area
  • Fingerspelling
  • BSL specific to swimming lessons

Date: Sunday 11 September 2016

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: Gordon Centre (Sport Aberdeen), Corunna Road, Aberdeen AB23 8DU

Cost:   Free

Complete and return the Making Swimming Deaf-Friendly Booking Form to Eleanor Connelly: 0141 354 7850

N.B. This is for swimming teachers/coaches only – not suitable for lifeguards, duty mangers, etc.